NASA’s 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Challenge Announces Winners

Published by , July 11, 2017 12:33 pm

(Space.com) NASA recently awarded over $200,000 to citizen inventors working to created 3D-printable structures from recyclable materials and simulated Martian soil. The teams are competing in NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. The latest milestone required participants to print a structural beam that would undergo bend testing, with scores based on the use of recycled material or material like that found on Mars, and on the maximum load that the beam could support.
The first-place team was Moon X Construction of Seoul, South Korea (international teams were not eligible for prize money). In second place was Form Forge of Oregon State University, Corvallis, which was awarded $67,465. In third place was Foster+Partners from Branch Technology of Chattanooga, Tennessee, which won $63,783; that team also won first place in the previous sub-challenge.

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